Located on the grounds of Snug Harbor, the Staten Island Children's Museum is a wonderful place for young kids to learn and explore. There is lots of space to move around, and some of the highlights include an outdoor area called the Sea of Boats with water play (weather permitting), Ladder 11, an authentic 1941 Seagrave fire truck that kids love to climb on and "drive" and House About It where kids who love to build will have a great time.
Staten Island Children's Museum Essential Info
Address: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Public Transportation: Staten Island Ferry to S40 bus at the St. George Ferry Terminal to the Snug Harbor Road stop
Staten Island Children's Museum Admission
- Adults: $6
- Children 1 and up: $6
- Members and Children under 1: free
- Grandparents are free on Wednesdays
Staten Island Children's Museum Hours
- Closed Mondays
- When School is in Session: Tuesday - Friday noon - 5 p.m.
- When School is Closed: Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open select holiday Mondays. Contact the museum for details.
What You Should Know about Visiting the Staten Island Children's Museum
- Plan to spend about two hours exploring the exhibits that most interest your child at the museum.
- You can purchase food in the cafe or bring your own. The menu includes plenty of kid-friendly options and is very affordable. Fresh made food (mostly sandwiches) is available during limited weekday hours, but vending machines are available whenever the museum is open.
- You can easily spend a day exploring the grounds and activities at Snug Harbor, which include a botanical garden and art galleries. Connie Gretz’s Secret Garden includes a maze inspired by The Secret Garden which is great for kids to explore.
More about the Staten Island Children's Museum
The Staten Island Children's Museum is a wonderful destination for families with young children. Unlike the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Children's Museum of Manhattan, the museum doesn't tend to be overrun with school and camp groups, so it's a much calmer, quieter place to visit.
Your kids will love taking the Staten Island Ferry, followed by the S40 bus to reach the museum, but there is also plentiful free parking if you prefer to drive.
The grounds at Snug Harbor also offer lots of space to run and explore, and admission to the botanical gardens is free (aside from the Chinese Scholar's Garden), making it a great way to spend a whole day in the area exploring.